Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Missing the Way

"Cease to hear instruction, my son, 
and you will stray from the words of knowledge."
Proverbs 19:27
"Desire without knowledge is not good, 
and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way."
Proverbs 19:2

I initially placed these verses in order of the text (I'm such a stickler for order), but there really is no order for the Proverbs for the most part.  They are merely individual words of instruction.  And these verses seem to relate, but in the order I placed them.
There is little that I have to say about the verses, because I believe they speak for themselves.  There is no riddle or hidden meaning.  Let's take a quick look at them.

"Cease to hear instruction."  Whose instruction?  For children, their parents and those in authority over them.  God's command is for children to obey their parents in the Lord.  As adult children we must answer to the Lord and obey His instruction.  How will the children hear and learn truth if we are not faithful to hear the instruction of the Lord?

"And you will stray from the words of knowledge."  The only way to stay on the right path is to continue to read the map.  Thinking we know the way without the instruction of a guide map will cause us to stray off the path.  

"Desire without knowledge is not good."  When our desires lack the knowledge to fulfill them properly no good usually comes from them.  A youth with lustful desires who does not have the knowledge to avoid their traps is in for no good ride.  To want something without understanding the possible repercussions can bring disaster.

"And whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way."  Let's not be in a hurry to do things.  Life is full enough for the time we are in without running into mischief, or taking chances on things that may bring untold misery on us. 

Listen to instruction.
Keep the knowledge of the Holy One before you at all times.
Understand a thing before you pursue it.
Don't be in a hurry and make an unwise decision.

Seeking the way,



Yep, they do speak for themselves. I need to have them displayed on my bathroom mirror so I don't forget!


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